Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Tenth Commandment

This morning as my husband and kids were getting ready to leave, I said something about planting some trees outside to hide our neighbor's house. My husband informed me to be happy with what I have. I started thinking about how often I hear that. Most of the time, I hear it in my head! So, today I am thinking of the Tenth Commandment:

You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor

I have such a hard time with this one. I am constantly looking at other people's houses and wishing I had the same things. I don't know why that is. I am truly happy with what I have. Sure, I complain about not having enough room, the neighbors house being so close, the flooring needing updated, needing new light fixtures.... Wow, this list could get really long.
I would say this commandment is the hardest for me as a Christian and follower of Christ. How about you? Is this one tough for you? I would love to hear some comments on this ( I need help, LOL)


Anonymous said...

It's not an easy commandment for me either.

Sometimes when I pass a beautiful house with a white picket fence and a great front porch I can't help but compare it to our house, that looks like two big, square cardboard boxes. And I can't help but long for that beautiful house.

But then, this longing forces me to think of all the good things of óúr house, so in a way it actually helps me.

Maybe eny is a bit like a boomerang: it turns around on you, and smacks you right in the face, thereby giving you a wake up call to appreciate all that yóu have.

Kelli said...

Hi I'm Kelli. I came across your blog from the "Bee" blog. I just went over the commandments in my BSF study. This is by far the hardest for me and I think for most. We just to remember that God will ALWAYS take care of our needs.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Yep, that one is really hard for me. Especially now that I am trying to buy our neighbor's's actually kind of funny! But God is in control...thank goodness!